The Hunt for Red October

{5/5} “Personally I give us one chance in three. More tea, anyone?”

The Hunt for Red October, released in 1990

In 1984 American and Soviet Union submarines play a dangerous game under the water. The Soviets’ brand new submarine Red October has a caterpillar drive is virtually silent. Captain Marko Ramius wants to defect, but he also wants to make sure that the Soviets don’t keep the advantage of their new drive. Meanwhile, CIA analyst Jack Ryan is trying to find out everything he can about the Red October.

It’s very clever, and there are some beautiful scenes. It’s pretty serious, but there are satisfying moments — like when Ramius catches his mug when the sub heads downward.

It’s exciting — you’ll be on the edge of your seat.

Stars Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, Courtney B. Vance, Scott Glenn, and Tim Curry.

Directed by John McTiernan (Medicine Man). The Russian flavoured music is by Basil Poledouris — the songs at the beginning and the end are glorious.

This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed another movie with Jack Ryan, Patriot Games.

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